Today's postings

  1. [Baren 25741] Re: Two new prints... (Lana Lambert)
  2. [Baren 25742] lefties prints (Cucamongie #
  3. [Baren 25743] Re: lefties prints (ArtfulCarol #
  4. [Baren 25744] Re: stone prints ("Mary Ann Brooks-Mueller")
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Message 1
From: Lana Lambert
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 06:27:29 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [Baren 25741] Re: Two new prints...
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Trust me, I can relate to that. My mentality though,
is that if the Japanese Masters did it then I should
(eventually ;) ) be able to figure it out in the face
of adversity.

>I can't for the life of me understand why you folks
>with humidity,
>heat, and problems and don't use methylcellulose
>instead of rice paste.
> I make up a quart and keep it in my studio, not
>refrigerated for up
>to a year and nothing happens. No mold, mildew,
>roaches, critters or
>other undesirables seem to care for it. For
>printing it seems to work
>exactly the same as rice paste. Try it, you'll like
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Message 2
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 19:22:53 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25742] lefties prints
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hi folks, love the lefties prints -

Carol, yours is very funny - also, is that one printed on a dryer sheet? Looks like a nice texture.

best wishes
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Message 3
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 20:04:26 EDT
Subject: [Baren 25743] Re: lefties prints
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The Left- handed image Sarah asked about is printed on 100% Superbonded
polyester, a pattern tracing material.
I use water-based inks and watercolor.

I used to print on dryer sheets, but then the manufacturers changed the
formula and also started folding them into 3" segments. In my search for the right
product when I travelled all over I would head for the soap aisle because the
sheets were found there.
I found some of the right size but they were so embedded with perfume that
they didn't absorb the color well. Finally I was able to contact the
manufacturer and one day I found that he sent me a whole roll, 5 feet wide, no aroma!
And I have been using it ever since.

It's good for these reasons: you can print on both sides, it is very cheap,
and durable. Many throw-aways are no problem.

Buy the rolls in fabric stores.

Try it! Not traditional, but I am an experimentalist and it suits my

Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
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Message 4
From: "Mary Ann Brooks-Mueller"
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 21:48:24 -0500
Subject: [Baren 25744] Re: stone prints
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Hello Charles,
Yes, I got your mail, I just was down with a migraine for 3 days. Bad bad
I love your mouse and it seesm you have worked out a good system to print
the little bugger stones. Good advice for me!
Let's keep each other appraised of how it goes. Hisotrically my prints have
all been large 3'x4', but I like going wee as we Irish say.
Also, I like the raw shape of the stones rather than neat and tidy squared
up looks.
I have some photos on the member's site for you to compare the simplicity of
this with my past complexity windstorms.
my best, Mary Ann